Lima, Peru, May 1, 2013 / 15:10 pm
Family members and rescue workers are crediting God for what they described as the miraculous rescue of five women who survived a recent hot air balloon crash in Peru.
"Training and God's help made us victorious," said Julissa Laguna, the pilot of the military helicopter that found five women who lived through an April 28 hot air balloon crash in the ocean south of Lima.
Rescuers were able to rescue five survivors on April 29. The body of the pilot was found washed up on a beach, while a seventh passenger remains missing.
Laguna said it was a "miracle" that the rescue team found the women, who survived nine hours at sea despite hypothermia and exhaustion.